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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/10] ksm: add mmu_notifier set_pte_at_notify()
Izik Eidus wrote:
> From: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com>
>
> The set_pte_at_notify() macro allows setting a pte in the shadow page
> table directly, instead of flushing the shadow page table entry and then
> getting vmexit to set it. It uses a new change_pte() callback to do so.
>
> set_pte_at_notify() is an optimization for kvm, and other users of
> mmu_notifiers, for COW pages. It is useful for kvm when ksm is used,
> because it allows kvm not to have to receive vmexit and only then map
> the ksm page into the shadow page table, but instead map it directly
> at the same time as Linux maps the page into the host page table.
>
> Users of mmu_notifiers who don't implement new mmu_notifier_change_pte()
> callback will just receive the mmu_notifier_invalidate_page() callback.
>
> Signed-off-by: Izik Eidus <ieidus@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>

Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>

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